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These Napoleonic paper soldiers were initially designed for myself many years ago at 1/58th scale (being my interpretation of 28mm). They are, however, my copyright and you must not republish or otherwise release them to the public in any form, digital or print without my express permission.
And here is the completed Regiment, occupying exactly the same 210mm frontage as my plastic 1:72 figures. The best printable paper soldiers I’ve found are from a selection of slim books of the Wargames series by Helion Publishing, illustrated by historical … If it is your first time or you require a refresher, we have a video with Peter Dennis showing you how to assemble your paper soldiers. Sir John Cope and Lord Loudoun, who was his Adjutant General. I therefore purchased the excellent “Jacobite ’45” plus the similar books on the War of Spanish Succession and American War of Independence, the latter two to give me figures suitable for expansion into The War of Austrian Succession and Seven Years War in North America (French & Indian War).

Here is a completed stand. As long as you are quite fast with Pritt-stick (I just do a small bit at a time) it works really well for me as well. ( Log Out /  Paper Miniature Worlds . The ‘figures’ look quite good en-masse. The Paperboys figures are 28mm, their infantry have a frontage of four figures on a 40mm wide stand and are designed to be in 3 ranks, making 12 figures to a stand. Wars of the Roses(Medieval troops) 4. The stands are all a bit wider and deeper than their required dimensions, so that the base can be wrapped around a thicker card. And now for something else completely different. Peter recommended using UHU glue, but I preferred to use Prittstick. "Here is a way of playing wargames with large and colourful armies that won’t break the bank.". Change ). I also found Pritt sticks worked really well for glueing, and a lot less messy than UHU. 1066(Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Vikings) 3. At the time of writing there are seven volumes and time periods to choose from: Battle For Britainseries: 1. The best printable paper soldiers I’ve found are from a selection of slim books of the Wargames series by Helion Publishing, illustrated by historical draughtsman Peter Dennis. All the 'Paper Soldier' books contain figure sheets, as complete a collection of the types needed for the subject war as I could think of, and terrain items, trees and buildings. You are the second person to say they are really good. You can follow my progress day to day, comment and make suggestions on the Paperboys page on Facebook. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.

( Log Out /  The little square near the drummer is a copied hand for the standard bearer to fit over the flagpole.

I used the same paper flags as I had used for my Plastic figures, with pikes from the War of Spanish Succession book as flagpoles. Only half of the Regiment was a Prestonpans, but I made the complete Regiment.

As a final touch I added the Regiment’s number on the bottom of the stand, as I have for all of my plastic figures. I use some of my “hobby time” in Spain to plan work on my plastic figures and also to produce new Military History talks, which I do to raise money for British Military Charities. I will now get on with creating the other units which were at Prestonpans. I then copied them at 70% of their original size and used the Paint programme to create new sheets of figures. I used small nail scissors for most of the trimming and a craft knife to cut out the spaces between the legs of the figures. I made one sheet for each British Infantry Regiment, which will occupy exactly the same frontage as my 1:72 figures. The rules are interesting and worked really well. I then glued all of the figures in the Regiment. I then folded the figure base over the stand base and glued it down. Really good to know that Andy Callan’s rules work well with Redbox and Strelets figures, which most of my Jacobite Rebellion ones are as well. My normal plastic figures infantry stand for the Jacobite Rebellion is 30mm wide with two figures on it. I printed each sheet of figures on 100gm paper, as recommended by Peter Dennis, then cut them out and folded them in preparation for gluing.

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They were assembled on bases where 1mm = 1 yard of ground. I’ve a box full of the Dark Ages paper figures. If you used the Paperboys figures as they are supposed to be, in three ranks without any modifications, I would guess that you could cut out and glue a battalion in not much more than 4 hours, depending on how many stands you make per battalion. To do so will risk bringing our Paper Soldiering adventures in history to a premature end. Spanis… The figures are 20mm tall, only slightly smaller than my 1:72 plastic figures which are 23mm tall.

Your downloaded sheets are yours to keep and to print as often as you like for your own hobby use. I scanned all of the pages in the original book, saving them as JPEG photos. It takes me 2 hours to cut out and glue each battalion, but that does not count the time which I previously spent electronically copying and pasting figures on to each sheet. Paper Soldiers. The 28 figures represents this reduced strength tactical organisation, with a 4 figure stand representing 2 platoons. There is also a FREE instructional PDF available for you to download. " They look great.

WI Prime members check out our video preview of Paper Soldiers here. I glued these to the bottom of the figure bases and trimmed the corners. The Command stand has been considerably modified so that it now has a sergeant with halberd, an officer with a sword, a standard bearer and a drummer. Cardboard soldiers for wargaming have in been around since the 19th Century and allow for economical and large scale game play. ( Log Out / 

Find out about Peter’s Paper soldier books published by Helion and Company here.Helion host a range of free downloadable sheets to complement the books here. It was just that whilst at Salute I found myself drawn to a book entitled Wargame the English Civil War 1642 -1651 by the well known historical illustrator Peter Dennis . Paper Soldiers - Roman Auxiliary open-order Slingers (28mm) x 6 stand. These also have the added benefit of containing some basic war games rules by Andy Callan. I decided this is what I wanted to do. I have the book and have played the rules which I found to be very good and playable , I didn’t try to make the figures ,(using Red Box and Strelets) as I’m a bit cack handed with scissors . One of my motives for this was to be able to test play Andy Callan’s rules for The ’45 and see if I could modify them to work with my 1:72 plastic figures. Right, first things first, I have not ‘lost it’.

I will be adding regularly to the range of sheets available.

I turned the figures over, folded up the base sections to avoid getting glue on them, then pasted the back of the figures. The very first foot figure I produced is shown on the right. I decided to start by modelling all of the figures for Prestonpans, then expanding this into additional figures for the later battles, which is exactly what I had done for my original 1:72 plastic figures.
( Log Out /  For example all sheets of British battalions with yellow facings are basically the same apart from the flag, but I had previously produced those flags for my plastic figures, so it may only take me 5 minutes to produce a sheet for a new battalion with yellow facings, whereas it might take me 4 hours to copy, paste and resize a sheet for a blue faced battalion, because I have not made any of those yet. Roman Invasion(Ancient Britons and Imperial Romans) 2. Paper Soldiers - Britons Chariots (28mm) x 5 stand, Paper Soldiers - Britons Close-Order Cavalry (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Britons Druids (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Britons Open-Order Cavalry (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Britons Warband (28mm) x10 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Auxiliary open-order Javelinmen (28mm) x 6 stand (Type 1), Paper Soldiers - Roman Auxiliary open-order javelinmen (28mm) x 6 stand (Type 2), Paper Soldiers - Roman Auxiliary open-order Slingers (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Auxiliary White Shield (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion Blue Shield with Signifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion Blue Shield with Vexillifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion Red Shield 2 with Signifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion Red Shield with Signifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion Red Shield with Vexillifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion White Shield with Signifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Paper Soldiers - Roman Legion White Shield with Vexillifer (28mm) x 6 stand, Copyright © 2020, Aster Wargame. When these came on the market I thought that they were a great idea, especially to ‘try’ a period without making a serious investment.

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A reduced strength battalion (as most were during the Jacobite Rebellion) would comprise only 12 platoons from the centre companies plus the 2 grenadier ones, so 14 firing platoons in total. One feature of his rules is to remove a stand when it has suffered four casualties, so my figure removal simply removes the correct number of figures in the first place. I modified some stands to produce pairs of figures and single figures. We have a second home in Spain, so whenever we are there I can do nothing with my 1:72 plastic figures. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.

With a dozen or so titles in the Helion & Co Paper soldiers range, it’s time to break  out online with new ranges of the little chaps designed to extend the use of the armies in those books, and to cover new ground in a more expansive way than is allowed by the rigid space limits of a 48 page book.

With a dozen or so titles in the Helion & Co Paper soldiers range, it’s time to break out online with new ranges of the little chaps designed to extend the use of the armies in those books, and to cover new ground in a more expansive way than is allowed by the rigid space limits of a 48 page book. They need to be dry before you cut them but by the time I had finished, the first ones were dry and ready to trim. The ‘source book’ idea is that the reader is invited to copy the pages as often as he needs to build his army.

This is the sheet for the 55th Regiment of Foot (Lee’s). By reducing the Paperboys figures to 70% of their original size I can create stands which are 30mm wide, but contain 4 figures rather than two. So please, keep them to yourself! Does the cutting out take long? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Did you find it a chore, or is there some relaxation and enjoyment to it as there is with painting? Well I have modified the figures so I only have to cut out 28 figures per British battalion. €18.00 ". I haven’t tried Andy Callan’s rules yet, but they looked good on reading them. I am in Spain at present and have decided to create a duplicate of some of my wargame figures, for use out here, using Paperboys figures, starting with my new favourite period of the Jacobite Rebellion. I made bases from 300gm card, 30mm x 15mm for full size stands, 15mm x 15mm for two figure stands and 7.5mm x 15mm for single figure stands. The Paperboys figures are 28mm, their infantry have a frontage of four figures on a 40mm wide stand and are designed to be in 3 ranks, making 12 figures to a stand.

18th Century Artillery, Engineers & Logistic, Napoleonic Artillery, Engineers & Logistic, Authorised Establishments of the British Army 1802-1815, Battalion Field Strengths during the Napoleonic Wars, Field Strength of Cavalry Squadrons during the Napoleonic Wars, The Evolution of Tactics in the 18th Century. That time varies, depending on how similar the sheet was to previous ones. A full strength British battalion would have operated tactically as 18 firing platoons (16 from its centre companies and 2 from its grenadier company).

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